The American Association of Retired Persons will once again provide free income tax preparation services for low- and moderate-income seniors 60 and older.
AARP volunteers will begin preparing 2014 income tax returns beginning the first week of February, and the service will continue until April 15.
Fred Dumas is the local coordinator. He said those wishing to use the free service do not have to be members of AARP.
“This program is a partnership of the AARP Foundation and the IRS, and you don’t have to be a member of AARP to use the service,” Dumas said. “Last year, about 4,000 taxpayers were helped in the New Orleans area. For those who volunteer to help prepare individual taxes, the program is important to them because of the satisfaction they receive by preparing tax returns for free for those who can least afford to pay (a tax preparer).”
Dumas said taxpayers meeting with a volunteers must bring a picture identification, Social Security cards, 2014 tax forms and records, including the new Affordable Care Act Marketplace form 1095-A and any marketplace exemption documents. Taxpayers also must bring their homeowners insurance declaration page and their 2013 income tax return, Dumas added.
Several tax preparation centers will be located throughout the metropolitan area.
East Bank Regional Library: 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
Metairie Senior Center: 265 N. Causeway Blvd., 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jefferson Senior Center: 4518 Jefferson Highway, Old Jefferson, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Harahan Senior Center: 100 Elodie St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays
Pavilion at Kenner City Park: 3800 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.
AARP Community Resource Center: 3502 Carrollton Ave., by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, (504) 485-2164;
East New Orleans Regional Library: 5641 Read Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays
Latter Branch Library: 5120 St. Charles Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Norman Mayer Library: 3001 Gentilly Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Rose Keller Library: 4300 S. Broad St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Algiers Regional Library: 3014 Holiday Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays.
Destrehan Regional Library: 160 W. Campus Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays
St. John Parish Library: 2920 U.S. 51, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays
Edward A. Dufresne Community Center: 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
For more information, call (888) 687-2277 or visit aarp.org/taxaide.